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Mangad FortHeight : 770 ft
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Raigad
District : Raigad Grade : Medium
      After setting up Raigad fort as the capital of Swarajya, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj built a chain of forts and also strengthened other forts around Raigad for its protection and to deter the enemies’ possibility of attacks on the headquarters. The chain of forts included Mangad, Panhalghar, Songad, Chambhargad and Lingana.
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Fascinating Spots :

      There is a temple of Goddess Vinjhai on the plateau before entering the fort. Behind the temple one can find stairs built in rock which lead us to the top of the fort and one enters the fort through a main door facing north. This doorway and the bastions are still in good shape whereas there is another doorway on the left which is in complete ruins. One can see a Nagshilpa (Snake carving) on the door’s dilapidated arch. Moving further from this doorway there is a cave which can be used for stay and a water tank. There is another water tank carved in the bastion itself.

One route from this doorway takes us to the summit where one can find six water tanks carved in rock. These tanks are surrounded by thick grass and one should exercise caution while going towards it. Back to the doorway one can reach the citadel by walking alongside the fortified wall. Here one can find a mansion on a raised platform along with a temple which is in ruins. Behind this on a lower elevation there is a water tank and there are two more water tanks on the top most part of the fort which have potable water. Raigad fort can be seen from the top in fair weather.
Ways To Reach :
      1. Mangad is 17 kms from Mangaon on the Mumbai-Goa highway. The route to the fort is Mangaon – Nizampur (10 kms) – Borwadi (4 kms) – Mashidwadi (3 kms). From Mangaon one can take a bus or an auto to Nizampur and proceed further by auto. Mashidwadi is the base village for Mangad fort. The tar road which enters the village ends at a cement pavement which further has an unpaved road towards the left and keeping the fort to the left one reaches the cleft between the hills. There is a temple in the cleft behind which there are stairs leading to the fort.

2. The cheapest mode of transport is Konkan Railway. One can board the Diva (06:00 AM) – Madgaon passenger which reaches Mangaon at 10:00 AM. After visiting Mangad fort one can proceed to Lonere village for Panhalghar fort and board the Madgaon – Diva passenger train at 05:00 PM at Goregaon Station on the return journey. In case of only Mangad fort visit one can board the train at Mangaon station at 05:00 PM.
Accommodation Facility :
      One can stay in Vinjhai Goddess temple.
Food Facility :
      Available in Mangaon.
Drinking Water Facility :
      Drinking water is available on fort.
Time To Reach :
      45 minutes from Mashidwadi.
Notes :
      1. Mangad, Kurdugad and Panhalghar can be visited in a single day provided one starts at dawn and requires proper planning.

2. Information on Kurdugad and Panhalghar is available on our Website.
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Forts of Category: Hill forts
 Aad  Achala  Achalpur  Ahivant
 Ajinkyatara  Ajmera  Ajoba  Alang
 Anjaneri  Ankai  Asherigad  Aundha
 Avchitgad  Ballalgad  Balwantgad  Banda Fort
 Bankot  Barvai  Bhagwantgad  Bhairavgad(kothale)
 Bhairavgad(Moroshi)  Bhandardurg  Bhangsigad(Bhangsi mata gad)  Bharatgad
 Bhaskargad  Bhavangad  Bhavanigad  Bhimashankar
 Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhudargad  Bhupalgad (Banurgad)
 Bhupatgad  Bhushangad  Birwadi  Bishta
 Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandan-Vandan  Chanderi
 Chandragad to Arthur seat  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chaulher  Chavand
 Dasgaon Fort  Dategad  Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)
 Dermal  Devagiri (Daulatabad - Deogiri)  Devgiri (Daulatabad)  Dhak-Bahiri
 Dhakoba  Dharavi Fort  Dharmapuri  Dundha
 Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gadgada (Ghargad)  Gagangad
 Galna  Gambhirgad  Gandharvgad  Gavilgad
 Ghangad  Gharapuri  Ghodbunder Fort  Ghosalgad
 Gopalgad  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot
 Hadsar  Hanumangad  Hanumantgad  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)
 Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad  Hatgad
 Indrai  Irshalgad  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)
 Jawlya  Jivdhan  Kailasgad  Kaladgad
 Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg  Kalsubai  Kalyangad(Nandgiri)
 Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan  Kanhergad
 Kankrala  Karha  Karnala  Katra
 Kavnai  Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kharepatan fort
 Kohoj  Kokandiwa  Kolkewadi  Kondhavi
 Korigad  Kulang  Kunjargad(Kombadgad)  Kurdugad
 Laling  Lingana  Lohgad  Madangad
 Mahadevgad  Mahimangad  Mahimatgad  Mahipalgad
 Mahipatgad  Mahuli  Malanggad  Malhargad
 Mandangad  Mangad  Mangalgad  Mangi-Tungi
 Manikdurg  Manikpunj  Markandeya  Mirgad(Songir)
 Mohandar(Shidaka)  Mohangad  Moragad  Mordhan
 Mrugagad  Mulher  Nagardhan  Nagla Bunder Fort
 Naneghat  Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala
 Nhavigad  Nimgiri  Nivati Fort  Pabargad
 Padargad  Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)  Palashi Fort  Palgad
 Pandavgad  Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort  Panhalgad
 Pargad  Pateshwar  Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)
 Peth (Kothaligad)  Piliv Fort  Pisol  Plus Valley
 Prabalgad  Pratapgad  Purandar  Raigad
 Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajapur Fort (British warehouse)  Rajdeher
 Rajdher  Rajgad  Rajmachi  Ramdurg
 Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek  Ranjangiri
 Rasalgad  Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Ratnadurg
 Ratnagad  Rawlya  Rawlya - Jawlya  Riwa Fort
 Rohida  Rohilgad  Sadashivgad  Sagargad
 Sajjangad  Salher  Salota  Samangad
 Samrajgad  Sandan Valley - Karoli Ghat  Santoshgad  Saptashrungi
 Sarasgad  Sewri Fort  Shivgad  Shivneri
 ShivtharGhal  Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sinhagad  Sondai
 Songir (Dhule)  Songir (Karjat)  Songiri (near Roha)  Sudhagad
 Sumargad  Tahuli  Takmak  Talgad
 Tandulwadi  Terekhol Fort  Thalner  Tikona
 Torna  Trimbakgad  Tringalwadi  Tung
 Umberkhind  Vairatgad  Vajragad (Vasai)  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)
 Vardhangad  Varugad  Vasantgad  Vetalgad
 Vetalwadi Gad  Visapur  Waghera  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)
 Yashwantgad(Nate)